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CC: Management of Change, Revalidating Process Hazard Analyses and Advanced PHA Leader


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This is a combined course of:
  • Advanced PHA Leader
    Learn the tips, tricks, and secrets that professional analysts use to conduct efficient process hazard analyses (PHAs). Learn how to optimize process sections; conduct meetings; document work for review in regulatory, public, and legal forums; and analyze facility siting issues within the context of a PHA. These techniques include the Dow Fire and Explosion Index and the use of EPA-mandated hazard assessments in your PHAs. Previous experience leading HAZOPs, what-if/checklist analyses, and/or failure modes and effects analyses (FMEAs) is required. Previous attendance in the Process Hazard Analysis Leader course (or equivalent) is strongly recommended. 0.7 CEU, 0.7 COC, 1.17 CM, ABIH approval #10-223
  • Revalidating Process Hazard Analyses
    In this course attendees learn how to efficiently revalidate process hazard analyses (PHAs). By learning how to use a revalidation decision tree, attendees gain a productive revalidation tool that accounts for management goals, previous documentation, PHA quality, and operating history. Whether or not you are subject to the U.S. OSHA process safety management (PSM) regulation (29 CFR 1910.119), it is considered a recognized and generally accepted industry practice to update or revalidate PHAs or other types of risk analyses every 5 years to confirm that the "risk picture" of the process or facility has not changed.
    1.2 CEUs, 1.2 COCs, 2.0 CMs, ABIH approval #10-225
  • Management of Change
    This course emphasizes hazard review techniques commonly used to evaluate changes. It also includes sections on improving existing programs for management of change (MOC) and pre-startup safety review (PSSR), plus special topics such as managing changes during the construction phase of major capital projects, managing personnel changes, and using software systems to manage change. Although the techniques covered in this course meet process safety management requirements, the focus is on effectiveness and efficiency, not simply complying with regulations.
    1.2 CEUs, 1.2 COCs, 2.0 CMs, ABIH approval #10-226
Duration: 5 days

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Advanced PHA Leader

Day 1: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • OSHA/EPA requirements (regulations and clarifications) for PHAs
  • Defining process sections and deviations/failure modes
  • Workshop: Segmenting complex systems
  • Identifying process hazards
  • Workshop: Developing an interaction matrix
  • Workshop: Making PHA meetings more effective
  • Managing PHAs (all phases: preparation, meeting, documentation, resolution)
  • Documenting PHAs (your company's needs vs. regulators' needs) and action item resolution

Revalidating Process Hazard Analyses

Day 2: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Overview of OSHA (and Related EPA) Requirements
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Identifying New Goals
    • Minimal compliance
    • Meeting the needs of end users (such as procedure writers, trainers, and equipment reliability personnel)
  • Gathering Required Information
  • Assessing the Initial PHA
  • Workshop: Compliance/Quality Review of an Example PHA
  • Evaluating Changes Since the Previous PHA
  • Considering "Lessons Learned"
  • Defining the Revalidation Approach
  • Conducting the Revalidation
  • Documenting the Revalidation
Day 3: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Documenting the Revalidation (continued)
  • Workshop: Revalidating a PHA
  • Certification Examination (optional)

Management of Change

Day 4: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Introduction
    • Course learning objectives
    • What is MOC? (case studies)
    • Why manage change? (regulatory requirements)
  • Recognizing Changes
  • Reviewing Hazards
  • Workshops
Day 5: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Implementing a Change
  • Pre-Startup Safety Review
  • Developing or Reengineering an MOC/PSSR Program
  • Workshops
  • Managing an MOC/PSSR Program
  • Special Topics
  • Course Summary and Wrap-Up


Mr. William Bradshaw - Senior Risk/Reliability Engineer, ABS Consulting

Mr. David Whittle - Director of Process Safety Services, ABS Consulting

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